Here is a brand new A to Z for the April Blog Challenge. Missed this for a few years, but now returning with a kind of quick reference guide to gaming systems including original consoles, handhelds and home computers. PC's, emulation boxes, minis and mobile devices don't get included, this is a list of dedicated machinery for mostly playing games and educational software. This is valid up till March 2018. If anybody notices any missing systems you feel belong in this list, feel free to contact me.
The years stated are years of release, not when a system ended production.
So let's start...
- Atari Pong, 1975 by Atari Inc/Sears
- Atari 2600 (AKA VCS), 1977 by Atari Inc.
- Arcadia 2001, 1982 by Emerson Radio.
- Atari 5200, 1982 by Atati Inc.
- APF MP1000 (Imagination Machine), 1978 by APF Electronics.
- Apple II, 1977 - 1986 by Apple Computers.
- Atari 7800, 1986 by Atari Inc.
- Action Max, 1987 by Worlds of Wonder.
- Amiga (All variants) 1985 - 1994 by Commodore International
- Amiga CD32, 1993 By Commodore International
- Adventure Vision, 1982 by Entex Industries.
- Atom, 1980 by Acorn Computers.
- Archimedes (All variants), 1987 by Acorn Computers.
- Amstrad CPC (All variants), 1984 - 1986 by Amstrad.
- Amstrad 464 Plus/6128 Plus, 1990 by Amstrad.
- Apricot F1 (All variants), 1984 by Apricot Computers.
- Atari 400/800 (All variants), 1979 - 1985 by Atari Inc.
- Atari ST (All variants), 1985 by Atari Inc.
- Atari TT030, 1990 by Atari Inc
- Atari Falcon, 1992 by Atari Inc.
- Amstrad PCW (All variants), 1985 by Amstrad.
- APF TV Fun, 1976 by APF Electronics
- ABC 80, 1978 by Dataindustrier AB (DIAB)/Luxor
- Aamber Pegasus, 1981 by Technosys Research Labs
- AGAT (All Variants), 1983 by LEMZ
- Aquarius, 1983 by Mattel
- Atmos, 1984 by Oric Products International
Pictured systems are Atari Pong, Apple II, Amstrad CPC464 & Action Max